Cherokee Valley Course and Club

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4.4
202
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
97
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
96.1%
Recommend this course
185 out of 200 reviews
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4.5
10
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 10 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
16
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6728
Slope 133
Rating 71.6
Type Public/Resort
Surrounded by rolling hills, Cherokee Valley Golf Club has a beautiful setting and temperate climate that draws visitors from all over the state. It feels peacefully tucked away but the course is only minutes from downtown Greenville's attractions. The challenging layout features eleven lakes and more than 50 strategically placed bunkers. The dramatic elevation changes provide even more challenges. It is seemingly a very intimidating golf course but the wide fairways and clean rough make it much more forgiving than it looks. The fifth hole is the golf course's signature. There is a beautiful cascading waterfall on this hole as well as a stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Cherokee Valley G.C. is known almost as much for its practice facility as it is for the golf course. The popular, state-of-the-art facility includes a triple-tiered driving range, two putting greens, and a chipping green.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6728 yards 71.6 133
Blended Back 72 6406 yards 70.7 128
Blue 72 6100 yards 69.4 127
Gray 72 5469 yards 68.2 119
Blended Front 72 4750 yards 63.7 112
Blended Front (W) 72 4750 yards 66.9 115
Green (W) 72 4308 yards 65.2 114
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Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.6/133 461 422 458 143 479 365 500 226 387 3441 363 410 410 540 190 378 289 186 521 3287 6728
Blended Back M: 70.7/128 424 398 458 125 479 343 476 202 387 3292 337 366 410 520 170 378 289 156 488 3114 6406
Blue M: 69.4/127 424 398 398 125 422 343 476 202 324 3112 337 366 335 520 170 338 278 156 488 2988 6100
Gray M: 68.2/119 380 355 349 111 362 321 451 172 287 2788 289 343 305 485 158 270 245 120 466 2681 5469
Blended Front M: 63.7/112 W: 66.9/115 274 237 349 111 299 321 366 116 287 2360 236 285 305 362 158 260 245 120 419 2390 4750
Green W: 65.2/114 274 237 268 93 299 238 366 116 238 2129 236 285 231 362 99 260 190 97 419 2179 4308
Handicap 5 3 12 18 6 8 2 10 4 16 14 15 1 13 11 7 17 9
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 4 6 7 17 13 9 1 15 3 11 5 14 2 18 12 10 16 8

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Champion Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Cherokee Valley Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.4
202

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 7
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 45
Undulating Greens 26
Bunkers 25
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 30
Locals 26
Advanced Golfers 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 36
In the 'Burbs 7

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

It has been awhile since I have last played this course. I had forgotten how much I love this course. Every hole is set up different in layout, shot shaping and elevation. The fairways were so green and full. The greens were in excellent shape. But, beware. some of the greens seemed to have different grass. Some were coarse and some were smooth. It made playing the speed of the greens always changing and kept you on your toes. I can't recommend the course enough, I won't wait so long to go back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course wasn’t bad but for 50 dollars I expected better fairways were high as the rough.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

Great course. Friendly staff. Will play here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really nice course

The staff was super friendly. Explained all of the renovations underway. The layout is challenging but fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I love Pete Diabolical courses

Nice course with many challenging holes, it’s all Pete Dye for sure. Has the steepest Par 5 I have ever played. The greens were recovering from being punched but rolled nice. The turf was awesome with the exception of a few bad t boxes possibly from winter kill. This course, like all of the Pete Dye courses I’ve played, are very difficult and a high handy golfer will struggle with the course. It’s a fun course and a great test for a low handy. This course demands accuracy , short game and good putting to go low. Players and staff were very friendly and that’s what makes the Greenville area a great place to live! I would play it more often if it wasn’t a hour and twenty minutes away. If you’re in the area, play the Furman course also, you won’t be disappointed, nicest old school course I’ve ever played, built in the 50’s but LONG... I played both the same day...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great elevation changes and views, fairways are fair, friendly staff. Will definitely be playing again soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition!

The course was in remarkably good condition for late spring. Overall, a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course with beautiful views - a couple goofey holes

The course was in very good shape. The greens were fast, smooth and had very few non-repaired ball marks which made the greens great to play on. The greens had lots of slopes valley and undulations. The views were great, especially from hole #8. There is tons of elevation changes all around the course.

There were a lot of blind shots (hole #15 is awful and straight out of a putt putt course (blind tee shot where you can not even see the fairway, you have not target to shoot at and you have no idea where the green is located).

Overall the course conditions were excellent and the course is a ton of fun as well as an EXCELLENT value. I wish they would take a bulldozer to holes 13 and 15, but other than those two holes the course is great. Go play and enjoy!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play fun!!

Fun course!

Green was nice and well maintained

But little difficult for beginners!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Fun course, cool layout

Cherokee Valley has a really cool layout, w/ no 2 holes the same. Fast, sloping greens, & plateau greens, make this course much tougher than the slope rating shows. Still very fun trying to play it.,& fees are great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic

The course is in fantastic shape! Greens are fast!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Interesting course

The course was in very good shape. The greens were quick and very undulating, hard to read the first time playing. The views were very nice. there were a lot of blind shots, again tough for 1st time playing. The round took 5 and 1/2 hours, had to wait on every shot. I would like to play it again but not at that slow pace.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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CherokeeValleyStaff
Commented On 12/26/2017

Hi gakoerner, I'm sorry to hear about your experience. We are taking many measures to ensure that our pace of play improves. I hope that you'll come out and give our course another chance.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Who does their scheduling?

This is a great track and in amazing condition. The only problem is that it took 4 1/2 hours from my tee time to hole 15, when I had to quit due to lack of time. The scheduled a shotgun start, second tournament and regular tee times, all at the same time. We had 5 foursomes waiting to tee off on #1 and people still making the turn. They finally had our group tee off on the back. This was fine for about 5 holes and then we sat around.

I understand you need to get traffic and all but they way over did it and I propably won’t play there again. I can’t afford 6 hour rounds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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CherokeeValleyStaff
Commented On 12/27/2017

Hi u000005035627 thank you for the feedback. I apologize that your round wasn't as enjoyable as we hoped. We are making many improvements for our pace of play and we hope that you will be back again to give us another chance!

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Majestic, challenging course

A great challenge to experienced golfers. Beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. An awesome staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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